The Daily CCO: Rumors Dominate the News During Day Two of the GM Meetings

Before reports hit the wire the Cubs were in talks with the Nationals for Jordan Zimmermann and working on a deal with Justin Masterson, rumors continued to swirl around the Chicago Cubs at the GM Meetings. Jed Hoyer provided an update Tuesday on Starlin Castro and according to a report from Patrick Mooney, Castro has […]

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The Daily CCO: Tsuyoshi Wada Named to MLB All-Star Team, Coaching Staff Update and Other Cubs News

Rosters for the upcoming Japan Series (Nov. 11-20) were announced Friday and Cubs’ lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was named to the MLB All-Star team that will travel to Japan to play a five-game series against Japanese teams. John Farrell replaced Ron Washington as the manager of the Major League All-Star team that features Evan Longoria, Robinson […]

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Cubs Have Sights Set on Russell Martin

The Cubs created more buzz Friday without saying a word. After an earlier report indicated the Cubs brass had a meeting scheduled with Russell Martin and his agents next week, Bruce Levine broke the news Friday morning the Cubs met with Martin and his agents Thursday. Martin is now the Cubs top priority. And he […]

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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro is Going to Be the Cubs Shortstop in 2015

Jed Hoyer reiterated Thursday what he and Theo Epstein have been saying since the Cubs’ season ended, Starlin Castro is the team’s starting shortstop in 2015. Buster Olney brought up Thursday how well the Cubs and Mets would match-up on a trade, swapping a shortstop for a pitcher, despite multiple reports from Cubs and Mets […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Reportedly Scheduled to Meet with Russell Martin and Other News and Rumors

Buster Olney is among those that think Russell Martin would be a great fit in Chicago and reports have suggested the Cubs are targeting the veteran catcher. The Cubs appear to view Martin as an important piece to take the big league team to the next level. And according to Bruce Levine, the Cubs have […]

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The Daily CCO: Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Selling Minority Stake in the Cubs

According to reports from the Sports Business Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business, the Ricketts family is close to selling a 20 percent, non-controlling, stake in the Chicago Cubs “said to be valued at around $300 million.” The sale of the minority share is expected to be finalized soon. The Sports Business Journal reported Tuesday the […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Shortstop

Similarly to the first base review, there was a lot of uncertainty going into this season at shortstop due to a poor 2013 by incumbent Starlin Castro who struggled to a .245/.284/.347 average with 34 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 44 RBI and nine stolen bases. Castro quieted his critics with a resurgent year by […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Second Base

The next installment of our positional analysis, we move onto perhaps what will be the most talked about and anticipated position in the Cubs lineup next season, second base. With Theo Epstein going on record that Javier Baez will spend all of next season at the keystone, let’s take a look at a position that […]

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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro is One of Two Staples in the Cubs Lineup

Starlin Castro had a very good season before he suffered a high ankle sprain on an awkward slide into home on Sept. 2. Castro bounced back from a subpar 2013 campaign in which he hit only .245/.284/.347 while looking very lost in the field. Castro earned his third trip to the Mid-Summer Classic in four […]

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The Daily CCO: Royals Reportedly Will Not Be Able to Re-Sign James Shields and Other Cubs Rumors

Multiple reports have suggested the Royals will try to re-sign James Shields this off-season, but according to a report from Andy Martino, Kansas City does not think they will be able to outbid a team like the Red Sox for his services. Boston is expected to make a full court press for Shields once he […]

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